PLATTSVILLE, ON- Former Flamboro Speedway champion Shawn Chenoweth was the class of the field in July 1st’s APC United Late Model Series-sanctioned ‘Canada Day 100’. The London Recreational Racing representative survived a spate of early-race incidents, opening up a near straightaway lead in the event’s later laps for his first career tour victory.
The win came less than 5 days after a frustrating performance in Round 3 of the series at Delaware Speedway, in which ‘The Mastodon’ labored his way to an uncharacteristic 13th place finish.
“This is exactly what we were looking to do today,” beamed Chenoweth post-race. “Delaware wasn’t the kind of performance that we get excited about. To be able to put everything together in front of our fans and sponsors today is an awesome feeling”
Chenoweth enjoyed an extended game of cat-and-mouse with 8-time Kawartha Speedway champion Dan McHattie in the 100-lap race’s second half, with each pilot taking their turn at the front of the field.
“This tour has so much talent – anyone that runs at the front of the field on this roster can win at any of these tracks,” insisted the veteran. “Just because we’re at Flamboro on a regular basis didn’t guarantee us anything tonight”
“Dan McHattie had never even seen this place before the second round of the tour last month – and he was every bit as good as we were if not better,” continued Chenoweth. “There are no guaranteed wins on this tour. When you’re racing against this calibre of talent – hometrack advantage means nothing”
The victory vaulted Chenoweth to the top of the series points standings with 4 events remaining, as the tour prepares for their inaugural event at Peterborough Speedway on July 18th.
“We race to win, but it’s tough not looking ahead after today,” said Chenoweth. “We’re not going to get emotional about the championship right now – but this was a good points day for us. This sets us up really nicely for the second half of the tour”
“I’m really excited to go to Peterborough. The year we won the [Autumn Colours] Classic we led 110-laps,” added the second-generation standout. “It’s a place we know well, and it’s a place we’re very comfortable at. No one has won two races on this tour yet – I’d love to be the first one to do it.”
Details in regards to the remaining 4 events on the 2015 tour schedule can be found at www.APCRacingSeries.com.
Shawn Chenoweth’s 2015 season would not be possible without the support of London Recreational, Bennett GM, KR Communications, Midas of Orangeville, Castrol Edge, Hitman Hotrods, Wilson Ponds, Graybar, McColl Racing Enterprises, Ideal Brake Parts, Team Vincent Motorsports, Finish Line Concrete Therapy, Innerkip Plumbing and Heating, ProWraps and Automotive Truck & Tire.
Fans can keep up with Shawn by visiting his official Shawn Chenoweth Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)